dj Magic B
DJ Magic B (Vasily Borisov, also known abroad as DJ Vasily) was keen on music from his childhood, and stared his professional DJ career at the end of 80s. After army service, in the beginning of 90s, he studied at an institute and worked in the first Moscow clubs, took part in many legendary parties - 'Mass Dance', first raves in MDM, was a resident at many clubs and was a winner of the first Russian DJ competition 'Az-Art DJ Championship'.
Magic B was one of the organisers of the first Russian vinyl store DiscocsiD (1995). Later he became the director of the store and its main ideologost, and worked there till the store was finally closed in 2002.
From 1996 till 1999 Vasily played a lot, worked in the store, produced his own music in the Solaris Station/DiscocsiD studio, wrote many articles and reviews in different magazines (Ptyuch, OM and others), hosted radio programmes at radio Station 106.8 (later Radio Station), in 1998 took part in Kazantip (rave 'Reaktor'), and was a permanent member of almost all techno actions in Moscow.
Magic B released some DJ mixes and his own music compilations on the Russian label Citadel Records. In 2000 he released his EP with the German label Rampe D Records, and this release was rated very high by magazines Groove and De:Bug. Magic B played at a special party timed to this release at Tresor (Berlin).
From 2001 to 2004 Vasily writes articles, toures Russia and outside, takes part in manyinternational actions. Over these years he co-organised Tresor-Party (club Gorod, Moscow), Perfect Rave (Gaudi, Moscow), Kanzleramt 10/100 Tour (Gaudi, Moscow) and so on. He was the headliner of Bern vs. Moscow Party (Bern, Switzerland), Moscow Clubbing Night (Levice, Slovakia), Rampe D Records Night 2001, 2003 in Tresor (Berlin, Germany).
Over his long career Magic B played at Tresor (Berlin, Germany), Damfzentrale (Bern, Switzerland), Tehelna (Levice, Slovakia), in Moscow clubs Gorod, Hermitage, Republic Befeater, Gertzen, Aqua-Park, Territoria, Phlegmatic Dog, Propaganda, Stereo, Botanik, Manhattan Express, B2, Neo, Master, Tochka, Roxy, in St.-Petersburg - Red Club, Tunnel, Matrix (N.Novgorod), Autobahn, Pyramid (Ekaterinburg), Arena (Kazan), Pilot (Barnaul), Maximum, Cinema (Kiev), Zhivot, Tochka Sborki (Kharkov), Pobeda (Kirov), Zavod (Ryazan), Rest Zone (Tyumen), took part in Kazantip in 1998, 2002 and 2003, raves Long Live Techno 1, 2, 3, Perfect Rave, Arena Rave parties, Kings of Techno and others.
Styles: techno (deep, minimal, progressive, hard), tech-house (minimal).
Vasily - Neuralgia EP (Rampe D Records)
Tracks on compilations:
The Sea on The True Story Of The Incredible · Rampe D Compilation Vol. 1, CD (Rampe D Records)
Untitled on Osada, CD (Citadel Records)
Naberezhnye Chelny Tour
The long-awaited label Pro-Tez Records, run by Anton Kubikov, has finally jumped into existence.